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Study humanities at WEA Sydney in a relaxed and social environment, and central CBD location. Easily accessible by public transport, our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors, and offer you great value for money.


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Brain: The Next Frontier - How To Stay Younger Longer

Learn about the brain, how to prevent disease and stay younger longer. Based on neuroscience, this course encompasses medicine, psychology, psychiatry and biochemistry and behavioural physiology. Look at the latest research and partake in practical exercises to help create a healthier life style. [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Brain: The Next Frontier - How To Stay Younger Longer

Learn about the brain, how to prevent disease and stay younger longer. Based on neuroscience, this course encompasses medicine, psychology, psychiatry and biochemistry and behavioural physiology.

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The Good, the Bad and the Fake: Australia’s News Media Today

Using examples of the news of the day, as reported in local and overseas Press, radio, television and magazines, as well as in social media; we will debate the nature and sources of news, the ownership and control of the media, the complex relations between news and advertising, media and public opinion, the extent of government control of the media, the role of the shock jocks, and more. COURSE OUTLINE What makes news? Variations in selection and presentation of events to create... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
The Good, the Bad and the Fake: Australia’s News Media Today

<p>Using examples of the news of the day, as reported in local and overseas Press, radio, television and magazines, as well as in social media; we will debate the nature and sources of news, the

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Conflict in the Middle East

The Middle East has been pivotal to world history for millennia. A place of empire conflict, religious conflict, and modern territorial wars, the Middle East affects everyone and draws many nations, including Australia, into its affairs. We look at conflict in the Middle East from pre-Roman times, though the Middle Ages and into the 21st century. COURSE OUTLINE Lesson 1: Introduction to the topic. After defining what we mean by the Middle East, we look at the importance of the... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Conflict in the Middle East

<p>The Middle East has been pivotal to world history for millennia. A place of empire conflict, religious conflict, and modern territorial wars, the Middle East affects everyone and draws many nations

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Introductory Quantum Physics

Quantum physics underpins all of modern science. We could not understand chemistry, biology, nuclear phenomena, computer chips, solar energy, etc. if we could not rely on quantum theory. In this short course, we shall explain the reasons for the birth of quantum physics, and describe some of the basic principles and concepts that form the foundations of this field of physics. And we’ll do this without using complex mathematics. COURSE OUTLINE A brief introduction to ‘classical’... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Introductory Quantum Physics

<p>Quantum physics underpins all of modern science. We could not understand chemistry, biology, nuclear phenomena, computer chips, solar energy, etc. if we could not rely on quantum theory. In this

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Poetry Sublime

Poetry is indeed an art form and is a glorious expression of humanity’s intellectual, spiritual, moral and social personae. Examine the art of poetry by delving into the techniques, genres and periods of poetry from across the English-speaking world. This course is suitable for both the novice poetry student and poetry lovers alike. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction to Poetry – understanding and interpreting techniques and the wonderfully eclectic genres of poetry. The origins and growth... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Poetry Sublime

<p>Poetry is indeed an art form and is a glorious expression of humanity’s intellectual, spiritual, moral and social personae. Examine the art of poetry by delving into the techniques, genres and

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The 1950s: Baby Boomers, Sputnik & Rock 'n' Roll

A journey through the fascinating and challenging world of the 1950s: the German Economic miracle, the American-Russian Space Race, new music genres, the Beat Generation and the emergence of the ‘teenage’ generation. SUGGESTED READING Bille, Matt, Erika Lishock, The First Space Race: Launching the First Satellites, (Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2004); Gaddis, John Lewis, The Cold War, (London: Penguin, 2007); Kerouac, Jack, On the Road: The Original Scroll, (Penguin, 2008);... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
The 1950s: Baby Boomers, Sputnik & Rock 'n' Roll

<p>A journey through the fascinating and challenging world of the 1950s: the German Economic miracle, the American-Russian Space Race, new music genres, the Beat Generation and the emergence of the ‘

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Resurgence and Change in Religion: Beliefs in Transition

A century ago most scholars believed that the great religions were all on the way out, to be replaced by a world-wide secular culture. The reality has been rather different, with old religions surviving and growing within the culture, often in new forms and with new religions and pseudo-religions arising. This series looks at dramatic changes in the place of religion in many societies in the 20th and 21st centuries, focusing on the 4 Bs of religion: Believing, Belonging, Behaving... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Resurgence and Change in Religion: Beliefs in Transition

<p>A century ago most scholars believed that the great religions were all on the way out, to be replaced by a world-wide secular culture. The reality has been rather different, with old religions

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

The Panorama of Philosophy: An Introduction

Philosophy is for most of us a body of works full of difficult ideas. But intrinsically, these doctrines are a schooling for thought. They rest on the belief that we are rational creatures, that reason is our defining attribute, and that this capacity helps us to understand truth and falsehood. Therefore it is possible for us to demonstrate some things “beyond reasonable doubt”, and to built coherent theories about life and the world even without knowing everything about them. In... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
The Panorama of Philosophy: An Introduction

<p>Philosophy is for most of us a body of works full of difficult ideas. But intrinsically, these doctrines are a schooling for thought. They rest on the belief that we are rational creatures, that

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Discover Sydney's Contemporary Art Galleries

Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a hub of diverse venues from major galleries to unexpected spaces tucked away in hidden corners and laneways. Meet gallerists, curators and artists, learn about the styles, ideas and inspirations of Australian and International art and gain a deeper understanding of the beautiful and... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Discover Sydney's Contemporary Art Galleries

<p>Discover Sydney’s fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Revisiting the Lehman Bank Crash - How and Why It Fell

What really happened? How did the finest bank of the 19th and 20th century almost bring down the world’s economic system? WEA tutor Lanning bennet, a banker with over 20 years' experience, gives us his take on this epoc defining event. [More]
$20 Limited inc GST
Revisiting the Lehman Bank Crash - How and Why It Fell

What really happened? How did the finest bank of the 19th and 20th century almost bring down the world’s economic system? WEA tutor Lanning bennet, a banker with over 20 years' experience, gives us

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.